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Joseph Lucente

Sea Grant Extension Specialist, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

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Joseph E. Lucente

Joseph Lucente

Sea Grant Extension Specialist, Ohio Sea Grant College Program.

Joe Lucente is an Associate Professor and Extension Educator in Community and Economic Development with The Ohio State University Extension/Ohio Sea Grant College Program. His main responsibilities include developing and conducting an outreach education program on community and economic development.


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EXPERTISE / SPECIALIZATIONS
  • Economic Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Local Government Leadership
  • Sustainable Development
  • Business Retention & Expansion

Joe Lucente is an Assistant Professor and Extension Educator in Community and Economic Development with The Ohio State University Extension/Ohio Sea Grant College Program. Located in Toledo, Ohio, he is responsible for research, education and technology transfer of information concerning Lake Erie and the Great Lakes. His main responsibilities include developing and conducting an outreach education program on community and economic development, leadership development education, sustainable development education, consensus building and related environmental issues designed to improve the economic and environmental climate of the Lake Erie watershed.

Joe obtained a Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of Akron in 1995. He received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree from Youngstown State University in 1994 with a major in Criminal Justice and minor in Political Science.
Joe has been with the Ohio State University Extension/Ohio Sea Grant College Program since February 2001.

Impacts and Accomplishments

OHSG, in partnership with the cities of Oregon and Fremont, Ohio led an economic development assessment in their respective coastal communities to help assess current development needs and form an economic development strategy.

In 2015, Ohio Sea Grant collaborated with the Ohio Township Association to offer ten two-hour workshops related to the economy, society and environment to 128 elected and appointed officials. Enrolled professionals have the opportunity to receive up to ten contact hours from various professional organizations upon completion of the workshops.

In 2015, results of the Great Lakes Charter Fishing Industry survey were published for use by key decision makers. This research is tied to one of the most extensive information data sets on this industry in the United States. The most current (2011) economic impact of the Great Lakes charter fishing industry is $36.4 million; a significant contribution to overall tourism dollars spent in the Great Lakes.

Published research on survey data collected by Ohio Sea Grant will help guide managers and policy makers in decision making regarding the allocation of resources to enhance Lake Erie public access.

Ohio Sea Grant, in partnership with LEMTA and ODNR Office of Coastal Management, led an economic development assessment along Ohio’s Lake Erie shoreline that enabled partner agencies to learn of coastal marina business concerns, job creation, retention and expansion efforts and contribution to Ohio’s Lake Erie coastal economies.

Ohio Sea Grant and OSU Extension developed and led an economic development training program for Purdue University’s Center for Regional Development that enabled an effort to retain and expand existing businesses that can foster job growth, retention, expansion and community relationship building for Indiana’s agricultural business sector.

Ohio Sea Grant, in partnership with Ohio State University Extension, Toledo Chamber of Commerce and Youngstown/Warren Chamber of Commerce, developed and taught local government leadership curricula encompassing economic, social and environmental sustainability to 45 public officials in 2015.

The Great Lakes SCCD Network developed an interactive web-based land use tool that enables Great Lakes watershed planners and decision makers to visualize and plan for critical land use decisions.

OHSG developed and provided local government leadership education related to economic, social, and environmental sustainability to 58 public officials in 2013. Increased understanding of how public officials’ decisions can affect the Lake Erie watershed and coastal communities will lead to more sustainable decision making.

Ohio Sea Grant OSU Extension and OSU Center for Urban and Regional Analysis developed and led a retail market analysis for Medina, Ohio that will enable coastal business recruitment and development of underserved retail market business sectors.

OHSG and OSU Extension developed and led an economic development training program for the University of Florida Extension Service that enabled an effort geared toward retaining and expanding the existing business base that fosters job growth, retention, expansion and community relationship building for Florida’s agricultural business sector.

OHSG developed and led an economic development training program for Cornell University, New York Sea Grant and State University of New York that enabled an effort geared toward retaining and expanding the existing business base that fosters job growth, retention, expansion and community relationship building for New York’s tourism business sector.

OHSG developed and led an economic development program in the Point Place neighborhood of Toledo, OH in an effort geared toward retaining and expanding the existing business base that fosters job growth, retention, expansion and community relationship building.